B.S.E. in Civil Engineering, Princeton University; M.Arch., Princeton
Background: Sanda Iliescu's professional
work spans the fields of architecture and art. Among her professional
awards are The Rome Prize in Architecture and The Distinguished Artist
Award of the New Jersey State Council of the Arts. She began her career
by practicing architecture in Princeton, NJ. She taught architecture at
the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Princeton University.
She concentrates her recent professional work in fine arts - her paintings
and drawings have been exhibited in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina,
and Rome, Italy. She has taught in the art departments at Princeton and
the State University of New York. A show of her artwork will open this
fall at the Amarcord Gallery in Beacon, New York.
At UVA Professor Iliescu teaches design studios as well as painting and
drawing courses. Through her teaching, she seeks to deepen the dialogue
between the School of Architecture and the broader university community.
Her course Fundamentals of Design, a required course for architecture
majors, introduces many liberal arts students to architecture. With Dean
Karen Van Lengen and Professor Robin Dripps she organized the recent Ethics-Aesthetics
Symposium (www.virginia.edu/arch/ethics-aesthetics-2002). Sponsored by
the Institute for Practical Ethics, this event brought internationally
prominent designers, artists and writers to the School of Architecture.
In conjunction with this symposium, Professor Iliescu taught the interdisciplinary
course Painting as Ethical Metaphor.